Category: Palms and Cycads

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Dypsis cabadae

Dypsis cabadae is a water-loving palm species that was almost unknown here 35 years ago. Its a very attractive clumping palm with dark green stems with white rings marking where fronds once were gives this palm a bamboo-like appearance.  It reaches 30-40 ft. at maturity and can be grown in light shade to sun. It…
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June 20, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

This week’s featured plant is a very attractive palm tree. Chambeyronia macrocarpa (Blushing Palm, Flame Thrower Palm, or Red Leaf Palm) as you can see has at least three common names that I know of. It’s endemic to the island of New Caledonia, which is east of Australia and north of New Zealand. It is…
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November 8, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The life cycle of the Atala Butterfly (Eumaeus atala), also known as the Coontie Hairstreak. This butterfly is native to southeastern Florida and the Caribbean Islands. In the state of Florida it is still considered endangered due to loss of habitat and to some extent loss of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia (Coontie). First, in…
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October 19, 2019 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Looking outside from the front window of the nursery house, a tall slender palm tree with bright red fruits hanging downward in clusters has caught my eye. The palm tree is Gaussia maya, the Maya Palm Tree. This palm tree flowers from several sites up and down its trunk. The fruits start out green, but…
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September 21, 2019 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Today’s post features 3 palms in the Genus Dypsis. Dypsis cabadae, (Cabada Palm), Dypsis lanceolata (Ivovowo Palm), and Dypsis leptocheilos (Teddy Bear Palm). Dypsis cabadae is a water-loving species that was almost unknown here 35 years ago. Its dark green stems with white rings marking where leaves once were gives this palm a bamboo-like appearance. …
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June 1, 2019 0